As the year comes to a close, I’m making plans for next year, and it occurred to me that the one thing I miss from pre-COVID is all the one-on-one work I used to do with other writers. Which is why I’m getting back on the horse, so to speak.
If you’ve only recently come across my work, you might not realise that I used to regularly deliver mentoring and editorial services between university semesters and between publishing deadlines. But that stopped when I started my PhD in March 2020. (Which, for those playing along at home, is almost exactly when COVID struck. Coincidence? I think not.)
The good news is the PhD is nearing completion, and I’m making plans for what’s next. So, from December this year, and into 2024, I will be open to a range of manuscript services, including manuscript assessments, structural edits, mentoring and other feedback packages, based on what you – the writers! – want or need. And how I best think I can help you.
I’ll still be teaching at Deakin University, and running workshops with the AWC, in schools, libraries, and other organisations – if you wish to book me, contact Booked Out – plus there’ll be other group writing experiences (some surprises in there too!). But, I will be dedicating a good percentage of my time to providing editorial services. That means one-on-one feedback and mentoring with aspiring, emerging, and experienced writers who are keen for another pair of eyes (ears? hands?) to help them navigate the complicated writing and publishing process.
How do you get in touch? Easy. Email me at nicolehayesbooks at gmaildotcom, or message me via my various social media accounts below, and we can work out together if and how I can help.